Porcelain veneers are some of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments at Schultz Center for Dentistry. They can address a variety of common concerns, including stains, cracks, chips, gaps, and even some cases of mild teeth misalignment. These thin ceramic veneers are designed to be durable while mimicking the appearance and feel of natural teeth.
Following your procedure for porcelain veneers, some tooth sensitivity may occur. This can be due to hot or cold foods and beverages passing along your teeth and should resolve within one or two weeks. Although porcelain veneers are made to look, feel, and act like natural teeth, Dr. Jeffrey Schultz often advises his patients to avoid certain foods and beverages to protect them from potential damage. These may include:
- Candy apples
- Chicken/rib bones
- Hard candy
Tobacco products should also be avoided, along with the food and beverages mentioned above. However, if you are going to consume one of these foods, it is best to chew them using your back teeth. Alcohol can be consumed, but limiting the frequency and quantity is ideal to preserve the integrity of the porcelain veneers. The bonding material used to keep veneers in place may dissolve over time if too much alcohol comes into contact with it.
Implementing an at-home oral care routine is extremely effective in prolonging treatment results. A proper dental hygiene regime should include flossing teeth once per day, brushing teeth two or three times per day, and visiting our office for check-ups at least twice per year.
If you have any other questions about specific foods to avoid with porcelain veneers, please contact us today so we may further assist you.